I need to create a fairly small web administrative utility to replace some activities that are currently being done using EXCEL.
I was planning on using Studio Creator and successfully modified the Travel example, but had a very tough time figuring out what was causing bugs when they occurred, cos of the huge core dump of information!
So in reading some recent posts, it sounds like SC isn't quite ready for prime time and it's probably safer to do things the "old fashion way", am i correct in that assumption please?
If so, what would you recommend using to build this utility, which will basically need to have a similar data input capability of an Excel spreadsheet.
I have not had any experience with Studio Creator, but if I had to make some kind of excel-like application, then I'd actually use a framework (Struts/Spring) and then for the front-end, I'd add some AJAX to whatever view layer I had, to simulate a spreadsheet.
I would add that your question was pretty vague; you didn't say what that app needs to do ("like excel" or "admin functions" are not functions).
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Emulating Excel in a web application is something I would not suggest doing. Why not just use Excel? Duplicating its functionallity on the web is insane. Sure, Google has done it and word is M$ will be doing it too. But I honestly don't see the point.
If you are going to move some data that you currently keep into a web based application, I say go for it. But to move a spreadsheet on your desktop to an online spreadsheet, to me, is a waste of time. If it's sharing data you can have Excel pull live data from a database too so that everyone running the app gets the current data.
I'd say, as was suggested, that you provide a bit more information about your problem before diving in.
(side note: I would not use JSC for anything nor would I use JSF. The best think I learned while studying and learning JSF was to not use it. But that is my opinion and many people disagree)